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Examining microbe–metabolite correlations by linear methods

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Fig. 1: Reanalysis of the simulated data from Morton et al.
Fig. 2: Reanalysis of the sparsified simulated data.

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I.E. has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 825835 (BovReg), Secretaria de Universidades e Investigación del Departamento de Economía y Conocimiento de la Generalidad de Cataluña, 2017 SGR 447 (SGR), Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) and FEDER under Project BFU2017-88264-P (Plan Estatal). I.E. also acknowledges the following CRG funding sources: support of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MEIC) to the EMBL partnership, Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa, the CERCA Programme / Generalitat de Catalunya and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Quinn, T.P., Erb, I. Examining microbe–metabolite correlations by linear methods. Nat Methods 18, 37–39 (2021).

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